Now out of print, here's a rare opportunity to own your own searchable, unabridged version of the classic book on home and community design.
A FEW YEARS AGO, I was lucky enough to interview architect Chris Alexander, and of course, discuss the timeless impact of his book "A Pattern Language." If you havent' read it, it's hard to synopsize briefly. The book is so wide-ranging in its topic matter (how should cities and social groups be organized for happiness?), yet so precision oriented in its details (why do mullioned windows serve the human eye better than wide expanses of glass?) that you really simply have to read it to understand why it stands apart.
If you're already a fan, you may not yet own a personal copy, and wish you did. Let's correct that right now. I happened upon this copyright free version of the book while doing some researching the other day, and am delighted offer it to you for free, as it should be. If you already subscribe to our design blog, you can just hit download. If not, sign up for our RSS feed using the form (again, at no cost), and we'll keep you posted on great home design ideas and projects, along with future e-books and articles. Enjoy "A Pattern Language."—Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief